January 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $8
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn.
Most people believe that serial murder is a modern phenomenon beginning with the infamous crimes of Jack the Ripper, but this conception is not borne out by the historical record. While the term “Serial murder” is a relatively recent one, the kinds of outrages committed by serial killers are an age-old phenomenon. Tonight’s illustrated lecture will present an historical survey of this phenomenon, with special attention devoted to certain sensational cases that have had a lasting impact on our culture.